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1619 Project creator Nikole Hannah-Jones discusses Waterloo schooldays, ‘reckoning’ with slavery and hopes for the Biden presidency

Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones spoke to the University of Iowa community about her renowned 1619 Project in a free livestream hosted by the University Lecture Committee Tuesday evening. Originally published in New York Times Magazine in August 2019, […]

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Iowan Nikole Hannah-Jones, 1619 Project creator and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, to give online lecture for UI community

“My dad always flew an American flag in our front yard,” begins the award-winning essay that kicked off New York Times Magazine’s landmark 1619 Project. Nikole Hannah-Jones, the creator of the 1619 Project, grew up in Waterloo, Iowa, in a […]

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Anita Hill to speak in Iowa City

The University of Iowa Lecture Committee’s first event of 2020 will bring an American icon to Iowa City. On Jan. 23, Anita Hill will present a talk titled “From Social Movement to Social Impact: Putting an End to Sexual Harassment” at the Iowa Memorial Union. The event is free and open to the public. […]

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‘Black Klansman’ Ron Stallworth tackles white supremacy, activism and Donald Trump at Englert lecture

“I bet you all thought you were gonna get John David Washington up here, but you got me,” Ron Stallworth began, prompting laughter with a joke about the actor who played him in last year’s BlacKkKlansman, within two minutes of his arrival on the Englert Theatre stage. […]

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‘I was patient zero of losing a personal reputation’: Monica Lewinsky will be speaking at the IMU tonight

Monica Lewinsky was 24 years old was she suddenly became internationally famous in January 1998. In a 2015 TED Talk, Lewinsky described what it was like when news broke that she, a White House intern, had been having an affair with President Bill Clinton.
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